New! Updated SNS Exam Available at ANC in July 2015 and New Study Guide Available Early 2015


SNA’s School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing program is governed by the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council, an autonomous arm of the School Nutrition Association. The Governing Council members and SNA Credentialing Program Staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of SNA’s Credentialing program. The SNS exam was updated in 2011 and the nutrition section was also updated in 2013. However, due to the many changes in the regulatory environment in school nutrition, the Governing Council believes the SNS exam needs to be updated again, as a few exam questions are based on outdated regulations.

To ensure the continued quality and integrity of the SNS exam, the Governing Council decided that SNA would no longer administer the exam following planned January 2015 exam dates. A newly updated SNS exam will be available at SNA’s Annual National Conference on July 11, 2015.

SNA members registered for the SNS exam in December 2014 and January 2015 are still welcome to take the exam or they can postpone taking the exam until July 2015. SNA’s Board of Directors fully supports the Governing Council’s decisions.

To help SNA members prepare for the new exam in July, SNA is pleased to announce that a SNS Study Guide and accompanying book will be available in early 2015. Please contact us at for any additional questions or concerns.

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